Gisborough Hall in Yorkshire is proving to be a leader in sustainability practices, after being awarded a Green Tourism Gold Award for the fourth year running.
The luxury four-star hotel was graded by the Green Tourism Business Scheme and has managed to retain its Green rating once again, just one month after Gisborough Hall became an independent hotel in April.
The hotel was hailed for its commitment to environmentally-friendly practices and was recently named as one of TripAdvisor’s Green Leaders.
Some of the practices include: LED lights throughout the Gisborough Hall site; recycling of all cardboard, paper, metal, plastics, glass and oil; composting of all garden waste; the use of a Biomass heating system which utilises waste wood instead of raw timber to reduce delivery miles; the reduction of food miles by sourcing produce locally; and planting native species and herbs for use in the kitchen within Gisborough Hall’s grounds.
Kim Yardley, Gisborough Hall’s general manager, said: “The team at Gisborough always strives to be as ‘green’ as we possibly can. I’m really pleased that we have been recognised again by the Green Tourism Business Scheme but we are continually adding to our eco-friendly measures. Our staff are always looking at new ways to reduce our environmental impact and it’s a credit to the likes of our house-keeping team, our maintenance team and our head chef, Jason Moore, who work hard to reduce waste, use local suppliers and recycle.
In April, Gisborough Hall became a fully-independent hotel for the first time since it opened in 2002.
In addition, in the same month an AA inspection rated Gisborough Hall as one of the top destinations in the North East and North Yorkshire.
The hotel received its best inspection to date and was awarded the AA’s four ‘Silver Star’ rating for its overall quality and two AA Rosettes for its food.